Lonny Thostenson, 1963-2019

Published 1:00 am Friday, October 4, 2019

The funeral service for Lonny Thostenson will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Cross of Glory Lutheran Church. The Revs. Steve Schwartz and Kent Otterman will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery in Hartland. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Bayview/ Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at church on Monday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Lonny Ray Thostenson, 56, of Geneva passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019.

Lonny Thostenson

Lonny was born Aug. 1, 1963, to Wilferd and Mary (Johnson) Thostenson. He was baptized with his aunt, Sara, in 1963 at Salem Lutheran Church. He was confirmed at Cross of Glory Lutheran Church. Lonny graduated in 1982 from Ellendale High School. After high school, he moved to Geneva and married Sandy Jacobson in 1985. Together they had two children and later divorced.

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Lonny was skilled at many things and had many different jobs. Some of those included Geneva Pork, Broskoff Structures, Farmstead and most recently as an electrician at ALMCO. Along with all of these, Lonny also enjoyed his time farming and tending to his livestock. In his free time, Lonny liked to fish, ride snowmobile and take vacations with his kids. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends — especially his grandson.

Lonny is survived by his children Cortney (Robert) Cottrell and Reed (Alison Wangen); grandson, Wyatt; step-grandson, Adam; parents Wilferd and Mary; siblings Brian (Vickie), Darin (Donise), Jody (fiance, Darris DeSart); aunts and uncles; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Donald; grandparents Willie and Elsie; cousin, Mike; grandparents Donna and Harry Johnson; and aunt, Sara Johnson.